Word comprehension in temporal cortex and Wernicke area: A PPA perspective.


From the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease (M.-M.M., B.M.R., J.S., M.J.N., J.H., A.R., C.G., E.H.B., T.D.G., S.W., E.J.R.) and Departments of Neurology (M.-M.M.), Preventive Medicine (A.R.), Pathology (E.H.B.), and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (T.D.G., S.W., E.J.R.), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago; and School of Communication (C.K.T.), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. [Email]


To explore atrophy-deficit correlations of word comprehension and repetition in temporoparietal cortices encompassing the Wernicke area, based on patients with primary progressive aphasia (PPA).